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Shaver, who ranks 28th among active NCAA head coaches with 461 career wins.


While at Bucknell, Christian’s main responsibilities included co- ordinating team travel plans, handling the team’s video needs, directing the Bison summer camps and assisting in the arrange- ment of alumni functions, such as the team’s popular summer golf tournament. During his two seasons, the Bison amassed a 34-28 mark. In 2006-07, Bucknell finished 22-9 and advanced to the Patriot League Championship game before falling to Holy Cross.


Prior to his tenure with the Bison, Christian served as an as- sistant coach at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. The Wasps were one of the highest scoring teams in the country during Christian’s time, av- eraging 104.3 points per game in 2005-06, which ranked third in the nation. Emory & Henry, a Division III program in the ODAC, finished with a 14-12 record and also ranked among the nation- al leaders in steals (second), 3-pointers made (third), turnovers forced (third) and assists (fifth).


A 2004 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., Chris- tian was a three-year team captain and starting guard. During his career at The Mount, Christian scored 581 career points and averaged 6.5 points per game. He played in 90 career games with 54 starts and averaged 19.8 minutes per contest. The best statistical season of Christian’s career came in 2001-02, when he led Mount St. Mary’s in scoring with an 11.3 points per game average. In Northeast Conference games, he averaged 13.1 points per game, which ranked 16th in the league. He also ranked among the league leaders in free throw percentage and 3-pointers made in 2001-02. He scored a career-high 24 points


on two occasions during his collegiate career. Christian also played shortstop on The Mount’s baseball team during his time at the institution. He earned a degree in Rhetoric and Communi- cations from Mount St. Mary’s in 2004.


A native of New Kent, Va., Christian earned VHSL Group A State Player of the Year honors in his senior season after lead- ing New Kent High School to a 26-0 record and a state title.


Jamion and his wife, Tiffany, were married in May of 2010. The couple resides in Williamsburg. His father, John, was inducted into the Virginia State University Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field after earning Tri-Rivers Coach of the Year honors in 2003, 2007 and 2010 to go along the state championship at Charles City High School. His mother, Joyce, has spent 31 years as a teacher and was the 2003 New Kent Middle School Teacher of the Year. His brother, Jarell, is an assistant coach at Emory & Henry.


PERSONAL


Birthdate: April 18, 1982 Hometown: New Kent, Va. EDUCATION Undergraduate:


Mount St. Mary’s, 2000-2004 PLAYING EXPERIENCE College:


Mount St. Mary’s University, 2000-2004 COACHING EXPERIENCE 2004-06:


Emory & Henry Assistant Coach


2006-08: Bucknell University


Director of Basketball Operations 2008-2011:


College of William & Mary Assistant Coach


2011-present: VCU


Assistant Coach VCU MEN’S BASKETBALL 39


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